It is nice and warm, and looks great in his room.
Jeans Rag Quilt Tips
- Make sure your sewing machine can handle several layers of denim. Not all machines can.
- No need for batting: denim and fleece are both very warm.
- Special rag-quilt scissors are available at your local sewing store. They are well-worth your investment. (Use a coupon!)
- Though this quilt is easy to make, it does take a lot of time, so be ready for that.
- There are pockets on both the front and back of this quilt, which I did on purpose. However, as it turns out, my son did not like that: he thought they should appear on the front only. Just something to think about before your start sewing.
- I like the looks of this quilt, but if I was to make it again, I would use two solid colors of fleece, rather than one solid and one print. It would have given a more ageless feel in my opinion.
- Hitting your finger with a hammer really hurts! And will hurt for several weeks, so be careful! (Yes, that is experience speaking...! ) (Find out how hammers are related to quilt-making in the slideshow below....)
Tutorial: Jeans and Fleece Rag Quilt
- Cut 150 jeans squares (8 inches x 8 inches )
- Cut 75 fleece squares (color A)
- Cut 75 fleece squares (color B)
- Make quilt sandwiches
- Sew into 10 strips of 15 squares
- Attach strips together
- Throw in the laundry